Glitter Fail (I Think)

Much as Miss Eagle was inspired by Miss Woodpecker’s DIY glitter champagne flutes, I was too! I pictured all the ladies enjoying some nerve-calming drinks out of pretty, sparkly, yellow glasses as we prepared for the day.

Except I think I did something wrong. From a distance, my glasses look decent, but up close they’re kind of splotchy and greasy-looking.



I followed the Something Turquoise directions to the letter, but I used a non-Martha pouncer. The paint got kind of foamy, and oven curing it didn’t help. So now they look kind of water spotted, which isn’t really appealing to me.

Mr. Dragon thought they looked fine, so maybe they’re supposed to be like this, which is why I’m asking—should I redo these, this time with a Martha-approved brush? The glasses were only a dollar each at Walmart, so it wouldn’t be the end of the world to pitch these ones in the trash.

Tips and tricks are welcomed and appreciated! You’d think after months of DIY’ing I’d be better at it.

Are you an experienced DIY’er or someone who, like me, just picked it up for the sake of the wedding?


Mrs. Dragon

Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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  1. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:11 pm

    If you have extra time, I would do what the others have suggested, but otherwise they look just fin to me, especially from farther away 🙂

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:56 pm

    Miss Dragon – I can’t believe you attemted it! I saw Miss Eagles tutorial and thought Oh Wow, I can see me wanting to break something, like a glass 😉

    But I have to say – I made, or actually my friend, (my husbands Broomsman Bride/Grooms woman) made the adorable hangers with the ribbon bows – Oh how I love the names and dresses all lined up in the pics. And the Bride’s ladies loved them too!

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    fluffysimms 116 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:26 pm

    i actually like them maybe less is more

  4. msdragon Bee
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 6:38 am

    @Mis Iris: I’m going to try adding a few more coats of yellow, and if they still look bad I’ll hit Walmart and buy new glasses plus gold glitter — and some loose yellow glitter to try Mrs. Fox’s idea!

  5. msdragon Bee
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 6:38 am

    @Miss Ke Aloha: Awesome! I love custom hangers. 🙂
    @fluffysimms: I think they turned out better-looking in the photos than in real life, haha.

  6. eagle Bee
    eagle 1552 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:48 pm

    @Miss Dragon: Let me know if they work out!

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